MATH102: Mathematics for Educators I
Section: E59     (eLearning)

About This Course


Semester and YearSpring 2014 / (15 weeks): Jan 22, 2014 to May 19, 2014
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)

Instructor(s)

Donna Acquavella   Email: Donna.Acquavella@bucks.edu
Phone: (215) 504-8564

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 6 - 9 hours per week for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

eLearning:
Web-based course

Official College Course Description

The complete college course description can be viewed at:

Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Format

A sample Course Format is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. Course Formats explain how the instructor will conduct the class and may include: course policies, grading guidelines, assignment due dates, etc.

Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • Other special requirements may apply. Consult "Other Information about the Section" for details.

Getting Started With This Course


Orientation(s)

Orientation for this course is REQUIRED.
Failure to participate in a REQUIRED orientation, as specified below, may jeopardize your grade.

Other

Your instructor will be handling orientation as indicated below.


Other Orientation Information
Welcome To Your E-Learning Course Math 102 Instructor: Donna Acquavella E-mail: acquavel@bucks.edu Office: Founders 123. Orientation for this course will be delivered through a PowerPoint. Please check your Bucks e-mail account a few days before classes start with directions for your Orientation. Once you are familiar with your responsibilities for this course, you will be asked to register in MyLabs. MyLabs is the platform that we will be using for this course, not Canvas. Directions on how navigate in MyLabs will be included in the Orientation PowerPoint. You can purchase the MyLabs access code and/or your text book from the bookstore before orientation so that you will have the required code to register in MyLabs. The MyLabs access code is required. There is an e-book available to you in MyLabs. A paper textbook is optional

Accessing Your Course

MyLab / Mastering

Your course is using MyLab / Mastering by Pearson, which requires the purchase of an access code. This code is usually packaged with a new textbook, but may also be purchased separately from the MyLab / Mastering website if it is not included with your book.

Information about MyLab / Mastering can be found at http://pearsonmylabandmastering.com. Please check the Systems Requirements page to verify your computer compatibility.

Your instructor will provide an additional course code you will need to access your specific course.


Canvas (by Instructure)

Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the Canvas Basics course space to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to access this space.

You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class. However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course start date.

Logging In

Log in to your Canvas course space at bucks.instructure.com

  • Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
  • Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)

If you do not know your Bucks Username, go to WebAdvisor. Select Account information (upper right hand corner of the screen) then select What's My User ID? and follow the prompts. You will need to provide your last name AND either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security #. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.

Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.


Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials

While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the ISBN number available through the course's academic department where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore and our online bookstore, guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic department directly.

Click this link to see the book list for your course.


Other Information about the Course

This course is set up a little differently than other E-Learning courses you may have taken. We will be using MyLabs as the main point of entrance into our course. There is a required access code that must be purchased for this web site. The code is included with the purchase of a new text book. Text books can be purchased at the Bucks County Community College bookstore. There is an e-book available in MyLabs so a paper textbook is optional. All homework and quizzes will be completed using MyLabs. In order to register with MyLabs you must have this access code. All assignments will have a due date. If you fall more than two weeks behind in your assignments, I reserve the right to withdrawal you from the course. The Orientation will help clarify the many questions you may have. It will also be a good opportunity to learn how to navigate the MyLabs site. Please, if you have any questions prior to receiving your e-mail about orientation, feel free to contact me at donna.acquavella@bucks.edu . (E-mail is the best way to contact me) If you have trouble with the MyLabs program, you can call their support lineā€¦1-800-677-6337. I look forward to working with each of you. Donna Acquavella